"The week after U.S. oil executives in Libya received tongue-lashings from Muammar Qaddafi and one of his lieutenants in February 2008, Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) hired an additional lobbyist.
Hogan & Hartson, one of Washington’s oldest law firms, had one mission, according to documents filed by Occidental: To get Libya exempted from a law signed the previous month by President George W. Bush letting American terrorism victims seize assets of countries found liable..."
The corporate heads, the media and politicians still play at this game called 'the news' for us common folk. Just report the sports, local weather and some local crime and be done with it. It seems awfully expensive to keep the large staffs and 24/7 coverage if all you are doing is... at best, gett it wrong... and at worst, lie.
Propaganda isn't really needed anymore, you won... we are buying blue-ray and smart phones and iPads like you asked. Do you still think you need our permission to bomb and exploit and colonize?
Proof that the American people have lost the game is in the selection of Presidential candidates we are currently arguing over... is this really our democracy speaking?
Just tell me where you want the pile of dirt and I'll shovel it there.